Senator Aisling Dolan
Aisling was appointed as a Senator on 27 June, 2020, as a Taoiseach’s Nominee and is Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson for Education and Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
She is a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and the Sub-Committee on Mental Health. Based in Ballinasloe, Aisling is a proud representative for the West.
As an elected Councillor with Galway County Council, she stood in the constituency of Roscommon-Galway as a 2020 General Election candidate for Fine Gael.
From Poolboy, Ballinasloe and a student of Scoil Mhuire, Aisling is an Arts graduate of NUI Galway, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Languages for Business. With training in export marketing and Diploma in Project Management.
She grew up working on her father’s farm in Poolboy and Moore, South Roscommon and has a strong love of the countryside and rural life. Aisling worked in Dublin for Enterprise Ireland, supporting Irish businesses, and in Science Foundation Ireland, funding excellence in research at third level. Moving back to Galway, Aisling joined NUI Galway and worked in numerous roles in the research office, Horizon 2020 projects and as a project manager on innovation in healthcare, working with Irish start-ups and staff within the HSE.
News & Statements
Just 45% of hospital cleaners and caterers have received the Pandemic Special Recognition Payment – Dolan
Over half of hospital cleaning and catering staff have yet to receive the Pandemic Special Recognition payment, a Fine Gael Senator has said.25th May 2023
Government to consider further measures to reduce the cost of going to college – Dolan
The Government is considering options to help students and families by further reducing the cost of going to college, according to Fine Gael Senator Aisling Dolan.16th April 2023
Youth Mental Health Pathfinder Project must be implemented without delay – Dolan and Dillon
Sufficient undergraduate and post graduate places must also be laid on to meet demand for mental health support professionals26th January 2023
The School Transport Scheme review and recommendations are urgently required – Dolan and Lombard
The School Transport Scheme review needs to be published urgently as many parents are still in the dark regarding their child’s bus place for September 2023, said two Fine Gael Senators.10th January 2023
Diaspora links key to 2023 Global Invitation Initiative – Dolan
Reconnecting with our diaspora will be an essential strand of a new tourism project which will be tasked with attracting international tourists to Ireland, Fine Gael Senator Aisling Dolan has said.2nd January 2023
Urgent GP service Westdoc must be extended to cover all of Galway– Dolan
A lack of access to the out of hours urgent GP care service, Westdoc, means some families do not have adequate access to the service, a Fine Gael Senator has said.20th October 2022
Budget 2023 - Additional money for school transport to help you and your family with the cost of living
Budget 2023 will support the roll out of school transport tickets to those families who have applied on time, including those families on concessionary tickets, a Fine Gael Senator has said.28th September 2022
Budget 2023 cuts the cost of education for families
Budget 2023 cuts the cost of education to help pupils, students, and their families, according to the Chair of the Oireachtas Education Committee, Paul Kehoe TD, and the Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Education, Senator Aisling Dolan.27th September 2022
Additional funding urgently required for school bus places – Dolan
Additional funding is urgently required to provide additional school bus places for students who have been unable to avail of the scheme this year, according to Fine Gael Senator Aisling Dolan.21st September 2022